BREAKING: Sources say two top Secaucus High School officials have been suspended


SECAUCUS – Multiple sources said on Thursday that the Secaucus Board of Education suspended a principal and another high-ranking official at the Secaucus High School/Middle School complex.
Several school officials refused to comment on the matter, as did Mayor Michael Gonnelli. They redirected inquiries to the school board.
Some said that the matter pertained to the handling of an incident involving a student.
Former school board member Tom Troyer – who is friends with Principal Robert Berckes – speculated that the suspension was political.
“He’s a straight-up guy,” Troyer said, of Berckes. “He’ll speak up. They don’t want that.”
Berckes could not be reached by press time for comment. When the high school was contacted on Thursday, they said he was not in school that day. A secretary could not say when he’d be back.
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